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The Resource The British Economy in the Twentieth Century, by Alan Booth, (electronic resource)

The British Economy in the Twentieth Century, by Alan Booth, (electronic resource)

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The British Economy in the Twentieth Century
Title
The British Economy in the Twentieth Century
Statement of responsibility
by Alan Booth
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Language
eng
Summary
It is commonplace to assume that the twentieth-century British economy has failed, falling from the world's richest industrial country in 1900 to one of the poorest nations of Western Europe in 2000. Manufacturing is inevitably the centre of this failure: British industrial managers cannot organise the proverbial 'knees-up' in a brewery; British workers are idle and greedy; its financial system is uniquely geared to the short term interests of the City rather than of manufacturing; its economic policies areperverse for industry; and its culture is fundamentally anti-industrial. There is a grain of truth in each of these statements, but only a grain. In this book, Alan Booth notes that Britain's living standards have definitely been overtaken, but evidence that Britain has fallen continuously further and further behindits major competitors is thin indeed. Although British manufacturing has been much criticised, it has performed comparatively better than the service sector. The British Economy in the Twentieth Century combines narrative with a conceptual and analytic approach to review British economic performance during the twentieth century in a controlled comparative framework. It looks at key themes, including economic growth and welfare, the working of the labour market, and the performance of entrepreneurs and managers. Alan Booth argues that a careful, balanced assessment (which must embrace the whole century rather than simply the post-war years) does not support the loud and persistent case for systematic failure in British management, labour, institutions, culture and economic policy. Relative decline has been much more modest, patchy and inevitable than commonly believed.--
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Booth, Alan
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Springer
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Great Britain-History
Label
The British Economy in the Twentieth Century, by Alan Booth, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-4025-4
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online resource
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text
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Contents
List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- Economic Growth and Welfare -- Britain's Place in the World Economy -- Industry, Entrepreneurs and Managers -- The Labour Market, Unions and Skill -- Government and Economic Policy -- The Cultural Critique -- Guide to Further Reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-4039-4025-4
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unknown
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1 online resource (X, 244 pages)
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781403940254
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55209503
Label
The British Economy in the Twentieth Century, by Alan Booth, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-4025-4
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- Economic Growth and Welfare -- Britain's Place in the World Economy -- Industry, Entrepreneurs and Managers -- The Labour Market, Unions and Skill -- Government and Economic Policy -- The Cultural Critique -- Guide to Further Reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
978-1-4039-4025-4
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 244 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781403940254
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55209503

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